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Friday, May 31, 2013 12:12 AM

Aug. 2, 1934-May 28, 2013


David Earl “Dave” Robinson, 78, of Fort Wayne, surrounded by his family, peacefully went to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 28.

He was born on Aug. 2, 1934, in Putnam County to David H. and Ada E. (Sherrick) Robinson, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. (Truesdale) Robinson; daughters, Darcy J. (William) Foley and Trudy A. (Matthew) Robinson-Foley; granddaughter, Kaitlinn Foley; grandsons, Keaney and Felix Robinson-Foley; four sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by one sister.

Mr. Robinson graduated from Gomer High in 1952 and earned a business associates degree from International Business College. After serving in the Army in Heidelberg, Germany, from 1957-59, he married “Dotty.” He then went on to be an accountant for General Telephone and retired after 31 years. However, his lifelong passion revolved around farming and the relationships he built as a result. He loved the trials and triumphs farming brought and lent a hand to anyone in need on the farm or elsewhere. As a member of the Silver King of Yesteryears Tractor Club, he enjoyed restoring and showing his tractor collection. Similarly, he was a member of the Cadillac and Lasalle Club (CLC). He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, a former member and treasurer at Bethany Lutheran Church and a supporter of various charitable organizations, including The American Red Cross. He was sad when his bout with cancer eight years ago meant he could no longer give blood since he was only a few pints short of the 100-pint Club.

Robinson loved spending time with his family, especially winter holidays in Northern Michigan. He will be remembered as a man that was always there for his family and would do anything to enhance their futures. During the last eight years, time with his three grandkids brought great joy and motivated him to continue his struggle so they’d remember papa and know his love.

A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 1126 S. Barr St., Ft. Wayne, with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Delphos.

Visitation will also be held from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at Elzey Patterson Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Ft. Wayne.

Memorials may be made to The American Red Cross in memory of David E Robinson.

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